This lab activity will not only draw on students' real life experiences but will also draw on student's previous lab experiences in proper laboratory techniques and data analysis performed in previous activities. The lab will incorporate the use of scientific inquiry methods and strategies while students develop reasonable answers to the questions asked.
While this report is targeted at Boston Public Schools, its "essentials-at-a-glance" pertain to all school districts, focusing on creating and maintaining safe, healthy, and sustaining learning environments, designing learning experiences for access and agency, facilitating cognitively-demanding tasks and instruction, and assessing for learning. The report outlines techniques for preparing students for college, career, and life.
This site discusses how women were involved in the moral reform of the 1830s and 1840s. Links to original documents.
While it is too early to assess the damage caused by this global pandemic, there are signs that it will permanently change the way society functions. From its impact on the global economy to our daily lives, COVID-19 will leave an enormous impact on how we consume, how we learn, how we work, and how we socialize and communicate. This article and video discuss these changes and the impact the pandemic is having on our use of technology. The limitations we are experiencing with our current technology systems will undoubtedly lead to new technological solutions in the near future. (Published March 16, 2020) [8:58]
In this activity students will observe and investigate rocks in order to classify them in terms of color, shape, texture and size.
Direct Relief International provides medical assistance and works to improve the health efforts of needy countries. The hope is that the quality of life for the impoverished and displaced will be improved.
Students will enjoy a general description of a desert habitat, an easy-to-understand chart of the largest deserts in the world, and brightly colored pictures and descriptions of desert animals complete with printouts. There is also a Desert Animal Book that can be printed out.
This video segment from the teacher video series Learning That Works uses a case study to highlight the effectiveness of a project-based, real-world approach to teaching science.
Check out this fun promotional movie created by Triway GenYES students and their teacher Darin Murray.
In this video, created by GenYES students at Mentor High School, GenYES Facilitator Lisa Ford and her students share how GenYES students are making an impact in their school and in their community.
- 21st Century Skills
- Creativity and Innovation
- Information, Media and Technological Literacy
- Interdisciplinary, Project-based, and Real-World Learning
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- Case Study
- Lisa Ford
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An interesting essay on the forced migration of Africans to America by way of the Middle Passage. Read where the slaves were off-loaded, how the population of slaves increased, and the inhumanities inflicted on the slaves both on the passage from Africa and, finally, at their destination. Requires registration, but is free for teachers and students.
An article from the quarterly journal, History Now, discusses the importance of posters in World War II in encouraging support in the United States for the war. See examples of posters and read about how they emphasized the role of every citizen in the conduct of the war at home and abroad. Hyperlink to a slideshow of several posters and their descriptions. From the Gilder Lehrman Institute.